Castle Howard is located in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York.
The design of the castle began in 1699 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle by John Vanburgh. Construction started in 1701 and took over a hundred years to complete. Generations of the Earls divided their time between Castle Howard and their other home Naworth Castle near Brampton in Cumbria. Following the death of the 9th Earl in 1911, the estates were divided by his wife among their surviving children – the 10th Earl inherited Naworth Castle and Castle Howard was inherited by his sister Mary who in turn passed it to her younger son, Geoffrey.
The castle was first opened to the public in 1952. The castle is open daily until 30th October 2016 and then again for Christmas from 19th November to 23rd December 2016. The castle re-opens on 8th April 2017.
Castle Howard was used for the 1981 ITV series and 2007 film of Evelyn Waugh’s novel, Brideshead Revisited.
Interior of Castle Howard – The Great Hall, Turquoise Drawing Room & Crimson Dining Room
The Temple of the Four Winds & Walled Garden
Brideshead Revisited – 1981 & 2008 Exhibition
More photographs of Castle Howard can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.
If you would like me to create a private tour for you which includes a visit to Castle Howard and other attractions in Yorkshire, I will be happy to offer you my advice and plan the perfect tour around your requirements. I recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime trip – my emphasis is upon making your stay welcoming and an experience you’ll enjoy and will always remember.